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Yellow rain warning for Kent on Sunday

17 September 2021
Yellow rain warning for Kent on Sunday

Prepare for disruption this weekend as heavy downpours are predicted on Sunday.

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'They should hang their heads in shame'

17 September 2021
'They should hang their heads in shame'

Community groups sign open letter to government asking for u-turn on Universal Credit cut as thousands set to be plunged below poverty line.

Jewish community mark Yom Kippur despite safety concerns

16 September 2021
Jewish community mark Yom Kippur despite safety concerns

The holiest day in the Jewish calendar is commemorated in person for the first time since the pandemic began.

Afghan refugees invited to work in Kent care homes

14 September 2021
Afghan refugees invited to work in Kent care homes

With an unprecedented number of staff vacancies, Afghan refugees are being asked apply for support worker positions in care homes across the county.

'I'm a 12-year-old drag queen'

14 September 2021
'I'm a 12-year-old drag queen'

A schoolboy performed for the first time in front of thousands of people at Canterbury Pride as his drag persona 'Miss Oatie T'.

My day at Pride as an LGBTQ+ ally

12 September 2021
My day at Pride as an LGBTQ+ ally

A festival of acceptance for all - but how does one enjoy Pride as a straight ally?

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Veteran charities join forces to combat post lockdown loneliness

10 September 2021
Veteran charities join forces to combat post lockdown loneliness

After more than a year of isolation, the Armed Forces community gathered for a drive-in concert and barbecue which was enjoyed by veterans.

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Netflix's live drag tour kicks off in Margate

10 September 2021
Netflix's live drag tour kicks off in Margate

RuPaul's Drag Race stars perform in Kent in first show of the 'I Like to Watch' tour.

'Kicked out for being drunk - but I actually have Parkinson's'

10 September 2021
'Kicked out for being drunk - but I actually have Parkinson's'

Initiative launched to help those with hidden disabilities as they continue to face discrimination.

Are these Kent's weirdest food habits?

10 September 2021
Are these Kent's weirdest food habits?

We asked our readers to send in their weird and wonderful food combinations - sardines dipped in chocolate anyone?

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The nine best micropubs in Kent

08 September 2021
The nine best micropubs in Kent

From cask ales to cocktails - which micropub comes out on top according to punters?

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The hidden treasure trail taking over the Kent countryside

05 September 2021
The hidden treasure trail taking over the Kent countryside

In the woods, under a bench at the park, or even hidden right outside your front door, geocaching is the hidden treasure hunt sweeping the county.

School Uniform Bank launched to help disadvantaged pupils

30 August 2021
School Uniform Bank launched to help disadvantaged pupils

A charity has set up a uniform bank for families who can't afford to dress their children for school.

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The Glitterbomb drops for first LGBT+ festival

14 August 2021
The Glitterbomb drops for first LGBT+ festival

Around 3,000 people gathered in Mote Park as stars from RuPaul's Drag Race take to the stage in Kent's first major LGBT+ festival.

The killer road tearing apart families

14 August 2021
The killer road tearing apart families

Kent's notoriously dangerous A2070 has caused trauma for so many, we speak to one survivor and find out what is being done.

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Kent's buskers return - but is there money to be made?

04 August 2021
Kent's buskers return - but is there money to be made?

Musicians head to bustling town centres for the first time in more than a year, but face a brand new challenge as society goes contactless.

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'We're trapped' - farmers speak out as Kent rated worst for rural crime

03 August 2021
'We're trapped' - farmers speak out as Kent rated worst for rural crime

Kent is one of the worst places for rural crime as criminals steal expensive equipment, trespass on private land and fly-tip tons of rubbish.

'Many more will be homeless unless government acts quickly'

28 July 2021
'Many more will be homeless unless government acts quickly'

Homeless charities are calling for extra government funding ahead of winter to avoid a surge in rough sleeping and potential tragedy on the streets.

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